Sit-Stand Desks & Platforms | October 22 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
This workshop will provide important information about different types of sit-stand desks and platforms available for the workplace. Understanding the pros and cons of each will assist departments, staff and faculty in deciding which option may be most suitable. Product samples will be available for participants to try in order to understand how the different models impact physical positioning and workflow. Find out more and register now.
30-Day Online Mindfulness Challenge | Fall Cohort Start: November 1
This free, innovative, evidence-based training is for all UBC staff and faculty looking to incorporate mindfulness into the workplace and in their everyday lives. Content is delivered online via any device, and focuses on simple yet powerful and achievable learning objectives. After just 10 minutes a day for 30 consecutive days, participants will be healthier, more productive and better able to problem-solve and work in a team. Learn more and register for the challenge now.
Thrive Month 2019! | November 1-30
Thrive is an annual series of events that offer UBC students, staff, and faculty opportunities to explore pathways to mental health and find strategies that will help them thrive. Check out the Thrive Events Calendar as more events are added over the next month.
Office Ergo Rep Training | November 5 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
If your department is looking for more efficient response and support with regards to ergonomic issues for staff, consider taking this three-hour Ergo Rep Training. Learn about basic ergonomic risk factors and assessments, proper computer workstation set-up and resources to take back to your unit. Find out more and register now.
The Working Mind: Workplace Mental Health Training
Established by the Mental Health Commission of Canada, the Working Mind is an evidence-based training program designed to address and promote mental health, and to reduce stigma in a workplace setting. It includes scenario-based practical applications, videos of people with lived experience of mental illness, participant reference guides, and related handouts. The program is available in two versions: one for employees and one for managers. We are offering a faculty and staff workshop in November. A manager version is being planned for 2020.
- For Faculty & Staff | November 25 | 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Find out more and register.
Community Health News: October 2019
Invitation: Pharmacist-led Migraine Group Appointments
The UBC Pharmacists Clinic (Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences) has a few spots left for its pilot study that surveys and evaluates the experiences of people living with migraine. Open to UBC staff, faculty and their families, the study consists of three in-person pharmacist-led evening sessions that will take place at the UBC Vancouver campus on October 23, 2019, November 27, 2019 and January 29, 2020. If you are interested in learning more about the causes, treatment options and management of migraines, please contact the research coordinator Anita Kapanen by October 9. Learn more.
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